Inguz – Rune of Sacrifice
In order to create something new, sacrifices have to be made. Billions of sperm are sacrificed and even the winning sperm has to be consumed by the egg in order to create new life. The acorn has to die and be buried to become an oak tree. When deciding on a a new course of study or career, many doors have to be closed so that we can step through the one door we believe is the right one for us. Creation is a constant process of destruction and sacrifice.
I also feel this rune relates strongly to Tantra and mindfully absorbing male sexual energy to raise kundalini rather than ejaculating.
This rune is yang/masculine in the sense that it demands action/expansion in order to be activated, although in itself it could be said to be feminine or neutral in its resting state. Thus it can act as a catalyst for change in a reading.
Stripped back meaning based on the actual word and shape
The diamond shape of this rune makes it very easy to associate it with the Ace of Diamonds/Pentacles and it would also make sense to do so that the potential for manifesting anything on the physical plane is part of the meaning for this card.
The sound associated with his rune is ‘ng.’
Ing (aka Yngve) was a deity closely associated with the Norse fertility god Freyr and some even believe that Yngve is the true name of this deity, since Freyr means ‘Lord.’
On a more global and cosmic scale, this rune is associated with all male (solar) deities and their cyclic journey of birth, sacrifice, resurrection and rebirth.
- Polarity: Masculine
- Zodiac correspondences: Pisces, The Sun
- Tarot card correspondences: The Aces, especially Ace of Pentacles, The Hermit, The Hanged Man
- Archangel correspondences: Archangel Michael, Archangel Asariel and Archangel Sachiel
- Chakra correspondences: Root Chakra and Crown Chakra
- Health: fertility, birth, body parts that have to be sacrificed for the greater good
General: limitless potential, process of manifestation, sacrifice, stagnation/dissipation due to indecision or willingness to sacrifice some of the potential outcomes – Reversed: N/A
Love & relationships: Tantric relationship, trying to conceive, conception, the birth of a child, fertility issues affecting the relationship, new relationship with lots of potential, relationship harmony – Reversed: N/A
Health/wellbeing: a need to balance the reproductive system, fertility issues, male sexuality/libido, any -ectomy (surgical removal of body part), holistic approach, generally a sign of wellbeing and good health (surrounding runes tell more) – Reversed: N/A
Business: potential for expansion but reorganisation (sacrifice) may be needed – Reversed: N/A
Holistic Healing Tips for Inguz
Chant ING-ooze to bless and activate your creative power when inspiration starts to flow. This can help you begin moving forward even though you may not yet be sure of the outcome or even what the end goal should look like. It is a way to show the Universe that you trust the process and are willing to make the necessary sacrifices along the way.
Use in fertility spells and/or to increase masculine sexual mojo.
Meditate with Inguz as part of intiation into the mysteries of Tantra.
Use with plants to help them grow and thrive.
Meditate with Inguz at the appropriate stations in the Wheel of the Year that honour the cycle of the Sun God.
- I accept that the creative process demands sacrifices.
- I have within me all that I need to manifest what I have been divinely guided to manifest.
- I joyfully integrate the divine masculine.
- I radiate wholeness and harmony from within.
- I make a choice and step forward into the future of my own creation.
- I flow with sacred sexuality, honouring the divine feminine and masculine within and without.
- I flow with the Wheel of the Year and am in harmony with the cycles of birth, death and rebirth.
- I am limitless potential.
To strengthen the effect of the affirmation, you can draw the Inguz rune over a glass of water. Say the affirmation out loud while holding the glass. Drink the water mindfully and visualise putting roots down through your feet. Give thanks for the many cycles of birth, death and rebirth the atoms in your body have experienced already and all the ones to come.
Dear Mother-Father God, Thank you for the limitless divine potential that I AM. Help me choose wisely and move forward with determination in the direction that will be for the Highest Good of All That Is, willingly accepting any necessary sacrifices along the way. Amen and so it is!
Lisa Frideborg – Frideborg means ‘Fortress of Peace’. I was named after the first Viking female to convert to Christianity